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    Confused leak detectors

    Hi im looking at buying a new leak detector has anyone got or tried the new testo detector or can suggest one that works well

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    If you want to find the leaks that others miss, go with the H-10 Universal. There is a cordless model that cost more. You'll probably consider both to be pricey (I haven't upgraded to the cordless one yet), but you have to consider how much it cost to return to a job because you couldn't find the leak the first, second, or even third time. Sooner or later, you will even lose customers to someone like me.

    I did read at this forum about some newfangled leak detector using a laser technology that rivals the H-10, but don't know anything about it.

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    ok thanks for the info ill be sure to have a look at the H-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by freonfriday View Post
    Hi im looking at buying a new leak detector has anyone got or tried the new testo detector or can suggest one that works well
    I wouldn't buy anything made by Testo! when it comes to leak detectors the h10 is a classic, also prefer the Tiff ZX thats the most sensitive leak detector money can buy.

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    I use the Dtek select. Seems to work fine for me. I had the bacharach informant II. it sucked, I sent it back.


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    DTek select is nice as long as you charge it, although it has a tendency to react to being bumped while detecting. My hands down favorite is the H-10...Can't say enough good about it
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    I have found that the tif zx is more sensitive than the new infrared detectors.

    Haven't tried the h10 yet.
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    I also like the D tech, had to send it back , for new rechargeable batteries, and maintenace.However Field piece is also a good tool.

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    Tif zx-1 works great and has a lifetime warranty.


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    H-10 also works real good, but the pump will fail if you mistakenly suck water with it. Also I have had the cordless version and found it to be useless. The corded model works though.


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    2year old thread, but: Another vote for the tifzx. Very sensitive to R-22, fairly sensitive to 410a. I also have a FP SRL8 that I use for 410a.

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    Hey why not chime in. I use the infrared by feildpeice. Haven't had any issues with false readings and find the leaks without any complaints. Got to keep the filter clean or it will not get good readimgs.

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    H10 hands down but I also carry the FP srl8 and tif zx. 98% of the time I find it with one or both of them. If I have no luck with them, which is rare, the h10 come out and it's game over. ZX=mo betta at 22, SRL8=mo betta at 410a. H10Pro=mo betta all around.

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